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Raphaël Bluzet & Yohan Quintar Reveal the Obsession & Torment Which Lies Beneath for Animated Short ‘IN’

We invited Raphael Bluzet to discuss how he and illustrator Yohan Quintar employed a fucked up aesthetic on short film ‘IN’ to tell the animated tale of obsession and torment which lies behind every man’s mask.

Exploring the Boundaries of Elliptical Storytelling in Maria Pia Fanigliulo’s Short ‘Fragments of May’

Director Maria Pia Fanigliulo discusses how she approached crafting an elliptical tale of a young woman battling mental illness in her new short film ‘Fragments of May’.

Celebrating the Agoraphobic Weirdo in all of Us in Molly McGlynn’s ‘I Am Not a Weird Person’

In Molly McGlynn’s short ‘I Am Not a Weird Person’, an altercation on the street forces Emmy to retreat to the confines of her apartment, where her contrasting fear of and desire for connection bleeds out to the viewer to great comic effect. McGlynn joins us to discuss why filmmakers shouldn’t wait to be greenlit.

Bringing Change to an Unchanging World in Ani Simon-Kennedy’s Silent Feature ‘Days of Gray’

DN caught up with Director Ani Simon-Kennedy to discover just how she crafted her silent, feature length post-apocalyptic tale of a world without hope in the wilds of Iceland.

Rémy Bazerque Traps us in his Modern Mythological Punishment Short ‘Cerberus’

DN caught up with Rémy Bazerque to discuss how he got the collective penny to drop for his new short ‘Cerberus’, a modern take on the mythological eternal punishments narrative.

Ronin Animator Eric Power Cuts a Stop Motion ‘Path of Blood’ to his Debut Feature

Ronin animator Eric Power joins DN for an interview about the 3 year solo journey he undertook to complete his debut paper stop motion feature ‘Path of Blood’.

Hannu Aukia’s Exposes the Fragility of Modern Romantic Relationships in Short Film ‘Helsinki-Turku’

Director Hannu Aukia’s talks to DN about how he turned a ‘vibe’ between actors into a deeply affecting short about the fragility of modern romantic relationships in his short film ‘Helsinki-Turku’.

Maegan Houang Transforms Chastity Belt’s Melancholic Sound into a Bloody Fight for Survival in ‘Black Sail’

Director Maegan Houang joins DN to discuss how she found gruesome horror on the Oregon Trail in her meticulously observed period music video for Chastity Belt’s ‘Black Sail’.

Eric Kolelas Finds Tenderness at the End of the World in ‘Hold’

Actor/Director Eric Kolelas returns to DN to share the inspiration which led him to subvert the typical post-apocalyptic narrative in his new short film ‘Hold’.

Playing a Game of Perspectives & Dimensions in Joan Guasch’s ‘Apocalipsi’ Music Video

Director Joan Guasch tells DN how he stayed on top of his topsy-turvy music video for Jansky track ‘Apocalipsi’.